Credit where it's due

Posted by on 28 August 2012 | 0 Comments

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You may have seen the recent story in the Brighton Argus about Ian, a 56 year old man from Hove who is taking great steps to overcome his alcohol dependence. Ian has been supported by the police, rough sleepers team and Equinox.

Here, Justin Blincko (Assistant Service Manager at Equinox Brighton) gives his recognition to Ian:

"Ian is a charming sociable man who loves to entertain and make people smile," Justin says. "While Ian appears to welcome the Asbo placed on him as an additional motivating factor, he in fact made the move toward abstinence from alcohol prior to the Asbo - and full credit must go to Ian for taking this step in his life and accepting the support that he needed.

"Equinox in Brighton & Hove have been working in a supportive role with this gentleman for some time and in particular, Scott Crossley from the Alcohol Outreach Service has put enormous effort into ensuring that Ian continues to receive the support needed to make such a dramatic change in lifestyle.

"Scott took time to develop a productive and empathetic relationship with Ian in order to fully understand his complex needs. As well as providing firm and consistent advice, Scott also encouraged local businesses, shoppers, policing teams and Antisocial Behavior specialists to have an input in creating a positive outcome for Ian.

"The Brighton Team along with the whole of the local community wish Ian a happy, healthy and fulfilling life for many years to come."

Find out more information about the Brighton Alcohol Outreach Service.

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